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by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

danfrank wrote:Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody are the big winners. They didn’t need the producers to ruin the show; the Academy voters did that with their votes.

Bryan Singer directed the most-Oscar’ed film of 2018. Ick.
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 42
Views: 1403

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

anonymous1980 wrote:The answers to the bonus questions were: Albert Finney...

I didn’t play, but I’d like to think I nudged people toward that answer by pointing out that 2019 decedents were ‘eligible,’ so to speak. Humor me?
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Picture
Replies: 32
Views: 925

Re: 91st Oscars: Picture

What I like about Green Book winning is at least it won't be forgotten. The Shape of Water, Spotlight, The Artist, The King's Speech... these movies are gone, distant memories before the night is even over. Green Book will stick in craws for years. Good. 9/11 won’t be forgotten either. That’s a vir...
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Original Screenplay
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 91st Oscars: Original Screenplay

Oh, great! Consummate artiste Nick Vallelonga has an Oscar!
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Picture
Replies: 32
Views: 925

Re: 91st Oscars: Picture

What I like about Green Book winning is at least it won't be forgotten. The Shape of Water, Spotlight, The Artist, The King's Speech... these movies are gone, distant memories before the night is even over. Green Book will stick in craws for years. Good. 9/11 won’t be forgotten either. That’s a vir...
by MaxWilder
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Actress
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Categories One-by-One: Actress

Ah, but Glenn Close. She's not Lauren Bacall in a Barbra Streisand film. She's not Sylvester Stallone who can't play anything other than Rocky. She's not Richard Burton going through the motions in Equus . She's not Fred Astaire playing Fred Astaire without singing and dancing in The Towering Infer...
by MaxWilder
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Think about the kind of people who will talk on the record about their ballots. They are probably washed-up has-beens who lament the state of film today because they cannot get work. I doubt they are truly representative of the Academy as a whole. At least one hopes not. But they’re not on the reco...
by MaxWilder
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2850

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

I've been snooping around. It turns out the cable channel that carried the Oscars here for the past few years, HBO Asia, did NOT renew the rights to broadcast it live here because it was too expensive. I'm looking and looking and it seems none of the other cable channels seemed have picked it up (i...
by MaxWilder
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

I only skimmed the article but I saw he’s not voting for Rami Malek. We’re at a point where that makes you the kind of thoughtful, independent-minded voter the Academy needs more of. Sad.
by MaxWilder
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 13102

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Donna Rice, Hart's squeeze for the weekend, comes off as a bimbo who, contrary to the evidence, wants to be taken seriously as a pretty girl with a brain. It was very strange how they presented her. She's deliberately hidden from us at first. We only see her from behind on the boat and again when s...
by MaxWilder
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 42
Views: 1403

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

I have a feeling people are limiting their in memoriam choices to 2018. The montage doesn't have the same eligibility window.
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

I'm for anyone-but-Malek.
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 13102

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I watched The Front Runner. Worst sound mixing of the year. Apparently Jason Reitman interprets 'Altman-esque' as 'make your dialogue near-impossible to understand.'
by MaxWilder
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One by One: Best Actor
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Categories One by One: Best Actor

For all that, I’m still no closer to understanding how Malek is in the poll position. Is it just Freddie Mercury powering him? This must be a lot of it, plus some thanks-for-making-us-all-that-money. I think this all goes back to the Globes. Cooper and his film lose; overnight a loser narrative dev...
by MaxWilder
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

I guess Jessica Lange (in Sweet Dreams) gets brownie points because Karel Reisz, the director of her film, was not a sexual abuser. Rather a tedious bore having to constantly read folks relating someone's sexual kinks impacting another person's "performance". There is no co-relation whats...

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